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With a double from Thomas Müller, Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 4-2 on Saturday in the German classic to retake the Bundesliga top spot

over the visitors and with which coach Thomas Tuchel made his Bayern debut with victory.

Bayern capitalized on a shaky performance from Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel, who returned from injury.

The Bavarian team placed two points ahead of Dortmund with eight games to go in the league


It was Tuchel's first meeting with Bayern and against his former team.

Bayern sacked his predecessor Julian Nagelsmann

last week after a 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.

Kobel was awarded an own goal after allowing Dayot Upamecano's shot, Müller added two more before the 23rd minute and Kinglsey Coman got the fourth in the 50th.

Emre Can scored a penalty at 72nd and Donyell Malen added the final consolation for Dortmund in the final minute.

It was Dortmund's first defeat in the Bundesliga

in 2023.

Also on Saturday with an own goal by Stuttgart midfielder Genki Haraguchi on his return to his former team's home, Union Berlin won 3-0 and consolidated in third place in the Bundesliga.

Sheraldo Becker extended the lead on 51 minutes and Kevin Behrens fired from close range on 67 minutes, a minute before Haraguchi deflected Behrens' shot into his own net.

Jeremie Frimpong, Florian Wirtz and Sardar Azmoun scored in the second half as Bayer Leverkusen easily beat Schalke 3-0, who are one point ahead of bottom-ranked Stuttgart.

Jessica Ngankam scored in the 77th minute for Hertha Berlin, who escaped to a 1-1 draw with Freiburg to lift their spirits with a point in the battle for permanence.

Hertha is one point above Schalke.

Wolfsburg captain Maximilian Arnold scored an own goal and missed a penalty but his team fought back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 at home with Augsburg.

German midfielder Felix Nmecha had the equalizer in added time.

On Rouven Schröder's first day as Leipzig's sporting director, the team lost 3-0 at home to Mainz and consolidated their downfall.

Leipzig have lost both of their games since the humiliating 7-0 loss to Manchester City in the Champions League.

(With information from AP)